Supporting mental health in the workplace through physical activity

Blogs 29 Sep 2020

Discover the link between physical activity and mental health with ukactive and Mind's guide

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left a deep and lasting impact on the mental health of millions in our country. Research from Mind revealed more than half of adults (60%) and over two thirds of young people (68%) have said their mental health deteriorated during lockdown. 

As we head into an uncertain winter which sees the resumption of working from home for some and restriction on socialising for many across the country, finding simple ways to manage your mental health and that of your colleagues, friends and employees is vital.

Research from Sport England revealed that during the first six weeks of lockdown, an average of 63% respondents had found exercise to be an effective method for helping them manage their mental health as well as benefitting their health overall.

From morning walks and moving meetings to team challenges people all over the country have been taking part in physical activity as part of their mental health management strategy.

This guide from ukactive and Mind explores the link between physical activity and mental health, the five keys to wellbeing as well as links to ideas and resources to help you manage your mental health and get active. 

Download the guide